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2000 Pilot Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI)Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_ESI_2000
Abstract: The 2000 Pilot Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI) is an exploratory effort to construct an index that measures the ability of a nation's economy to achieve sustainable development, with the long term goal of finding a single indicator for environmental sustainability analagous to that of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The index covering 56 countries is a composite measure of the current ... status of a nation's environmental systems, pressures on those systems, human vulnerability to environmental change, national capacity to respond, and contributions to global environmental stewardship. The index was unveiled at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting, January 2000, Davos, Switzerland. The 2000 Pilot ESI is the result of collaboration among the World Economic Forum (WEF), Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP), and the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).
The report of the methodologies and the results in Portable Document Format (PDF) are available from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).
Purpose: To test the feasibility of creating a comparative index of national-level environmental sustainability.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Leaders for Tomorrow Environment Task Force, Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP)/Yale University, and Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)/Columbia University
Dataset Title: 2000 Pilot Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI)
Dataset Release Date: 2000
Dataset Release Place: New Haven, CT
Dataset Publisher: Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP)/Yale University
Data Presentation Form: documentOnline Resource: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/esi-pilot-environmental-s...
Start Date: 1978-01-01Stop Date: 1999-12-31
PALEOCLIMATE > LAND RECORDS > MACROFOSSILS
PALEOCLIMATE > LAND RECORDS > MICROFOSSILS
SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > TECTONIC LANDFORMS
SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > BEDROCK LITHOLOGY
SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > METAMORPHIC ROCKS
SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS > FOLDS
ISO Topic Category
Quality Canterbury Museum holds over 2000 rock specimens from Antarctica. Most of these represent the lithologies of the Beacon Supergroup of rocks and were collected during several NZARP events over a number of seasons in the 1970s and 1980s. The collections were made at a number of sites in the Transantarctic Mountains of Victoria Land. In addition, small collections were made at Cape Adare and Cape ... Hallett.
Collected at the same time were fossils (in excess of 1200 specimens) of a variety of ages, but mostly Devonian (416-359 Ma), Permian (299-251 Ma) and Triassic (251-199 Ma). Represented among the fossils are plants, invertebrates (mostly arthropods, molluscs and brachiopods) and vertebrates (fish).
In the collections Antarctic rock have catalogue numbers with the prefix RA; fossils have the prefix AF. Rock samples and fossils specific to this expedition include:
Rocks RA820-866 from Discovery Ridge, Ohio Range
Fossils AF294-303; AF317-586; AF730-732 Permian invertebrates and plants from Mt Glossopteris, Ohio Range and Devonian invertebrates from Discovery Ridge
AF587-726 Devonian invertebrates from Ohio Range (Discovery Ridge, Lackey Ridge, Darling Ridge, Mt Glossopteris)
Dr Norton Hiller
Curator of Geology
Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch 8013
Phone: +64 3 366 5000
Direct dial: +64 3 366 9429 ext 820
Fax: +64 3 366 5622
Access Constraints Access to samples follows the specifications of Canterbury Museum.
Data Set Progress
Phone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 3892
Fax: +64 3 364 2769
Email: margaret.bradshaw at canterbury.ac.nz
Department of Geological Sciences University of Canterbury Private Bag 4800
Postal Code: 8140
Country: New Zealand
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Antarctica New Zealand Private Bag 4745
Country: New Zealand
Bradshaw, M. 2010. Devonian trace fossils of the Horlick Formation, Ohio Range, Antarctica: Systematic description and palaeoenvironmental interpretation. Ichnos 17: 58-114.
Bradshaw, M. Ohio Range party worked near Pole. Antarctic 9(1): 7-9, 1980.
Bradshaw, M.A. McCartan, L. The depositional environment of the lower Devonian Horlick Formation, Ohio Range. in: ... Antarctic earth science.Oliver R.L. James P.R. Jago J.B. (eds) Canberra: Australian Academy of Science. 1983. pp.238-241
Bradshaw, M.A. Permian nonmarine bivalves from the Ohio Range, Antarctica. Alcheringa 8: 305-309, 1984.
Bradshaw, M.A. McCartan, L. Kellogg, K. Reconnaissance geologic map of the Ohio Range, Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica. Scale 1:50,000. Reston, VA: US Geological Survey. 1986. [Antarctic geological map series: A-13]
Bradshaw, M.A. McCartan, L. Palaeoecology and systematics of Early Devonian bivalves from the Horlick Formation, Ohio Range, Antarctica. Alcheringa 15(1): 1-42, 1991.
Aitchison, J.C. Bradshaw, M.A. Newman, J. Lithofacies and origin of the Buckeye Formation: late Paleozoic glacial and glaciomarine sediments, Ohio Range, Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica. Palaeogeography, palaeoclimatology, palaeoecology 64: 93-104, 1988.
Kellogg, K.S. A paleomagnetic investigation of rocks from the Ohio Range and the Dry Valleys, Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica. New Zealand journal of geology and geophysics 31(1): 77-85, 1988.
McCartan, L. & Bradshaw, M.A. Petrology and sedimentology of the Horlick Formation (Lower Devonian), Ohio Range, Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1780, 1-31, 1987.
Bradshaw, M.A. Webers, G.F. The Devonian rocks of Antarctica. in: The Devonian of the world, vol. 1.McMillan N.J. Embry A.F. Glass D.J. (eds) Calgary, Alberta: Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists. 1988. pp.783-795 [Memoir 14]
Bradshaw, M.A. The Devonian Pacific margin of Antarctica. in: Geological evolution of Antarctica; proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences, Cambridge, 1987.Thomson M.R.A. Crame J.A. Thomson J.W. (eds) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1991. pp.193-197
Bradshaw, M.A. Geological history. in: Antarctica: the Ross Sea region.Hatherton T. (ed) Wellington: DSIR Publishing. 1990. pp.42-63 [DSIR information series: 165] ISBN 0477025862
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-11-01